Hadoop projects - failure and success factors

Guy Harrison, Executive Director of Research and Development for Dell Software lists down certain key factors for failure and success on Hadoop projects. Very well written article and clearly articulating the challenges.
- Getting from big data to smart algorithms
- Data scientists are critical, but in short supply
- The shortage of big data tools
- The reduction in data quality
- Organizational challenges

source: http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/24/why-hadoop-projects-fail-and-how-to-make-yours-a-success/